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Old 11-22-2007, 04:38 AM
"Vivek Mangal"
 
Default problem in log files

Hello All,
I have a great problem in my log files,
here is files of my /var/log directory,
in which some files are created automatically and they have different dates
please help me, to stop these files parmanently.

# ll /var/log
total 87236
-rw-r----- 1 root root 3567 Nov 1 17:25 acpid
-rw------- 1 root root 14748 May 31 12:47 anaconda.log
-rw------- 1 root root 20805 May 31 12:47 anaconda.syslog
-rw------- 1 root root 55662 May 31 12:47 anaconda.xlog
drwxr-x--- 2 root root 4096 Mar 6 2007 audit
-rw------- 1 root root 6865 Nov 1 17:44 boot.log
-rw------- 1 root root 3564 Oct 30 13:39 boot.log.1.gz
-rw------- 1 root root 19426 Aug 31 15:30 boot.log.2
-rw------- 1 root root 1378 Oct 22 15:28 boot.log.2.gz
-rw------- 1 root root 18376 Aug 6 09:11 boot.log.3
-rw------- 1 root root 2823 Oct 18 11:48 boot.log.3.gz
-rw------- 1 root root 54531 Jul 31 15:38 boot.log.4
drwxr-xr-x 2 clamav clamav 4096 Oct 30 13:39 clamav
-rw------- 1 root root 902 Nov 1 18:32 cron
-rw------- 1 root root 329 Oct 30 13:39 cron.1.gz
-rw------- 1 root root 1060 Aug 31 15:54 cron.2
-rw------- 1 root root 284 Oct 22 15:28 cron.2.gz
-rw------- 1 root root 1280 Aug 6 10:17 cron.3
-rw------- 1 root root 397 Oct 18 11:48 cron.3.gz
-rw------- 1 root root 2490 Jul 31 16:32 cron.4
drwxr-xr-x 2 lp sys 4096 Jul 18 16:32 cups
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 16310 Nov 1 17:25 dmesg
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 Nov 5 15:34 emt
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Nov 1 17:25 gdm
drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Nov 5 15:23 httpd
-r-------- 1 root root 230680 Nov 5 15:32 lastlog
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Oct 26 12:18 mail
-rw------- 1 root root 19512000 Nov 5 15:34 maillog
-rw------- 1 root root 2436733 Oct 30 13:39 maillog.1.gz
-rw------- 1 root root 36652724 Aug 31 15:55 maillog.2
-rw------- 1 root root 953172 Oct 22 15:28 maillog.2.gz
-rw------- 1 root root 5409192 Aug 6 10:16 maillog.3
-rw------- 1 root root 7998411 Oct 18 11:48 maillog.3.gz
-rw------- 1 root root 10998119 Jul 31 16:32 maillog.4
-rw------- 1 root root 200692 Nov 5 15:32 messages
-rw------- 1 root root 90905 Oct 30 13:39 messages.1.gz
-rw------- 1 root root 1579936 Aug 31 15:55 messages.2
-rw------- 1 root root 25950 Oct 22 15:28 messages.2.gz
-rw------- 1 root root 246969 Aug 6 10:16 messages.3
-rw------- 1 root root 103682 Oct 18 11:48 messages.3.gz
-rw------- 1 root root 878330 Jul 31 16:32 messages.4
drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Nov 2 2004 ppp
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 51744 Nov 1 18:32 prelink.log
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 25508 Nov 1 18:32 rpmpkgs
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6970 Oct 30 13:39 rpmpkgs.1.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 25166 Aug 6 10:17 rpmpkgs.2
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6963 Oct 22 15:28 rpmpkgs.2.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 25166 Aug 2 14:12 rpmpkgs.3
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6965 Oct 18 11:48 rpmpkgs.3.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 24030 Jul 14 13:17 rpmpkgs.4
drwx------ 2 root root 4096 May 11 22:52 samba
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 124995 Aug 1 04:56 scrollkeeper.log
-rw------- 1 root root 25926 Nov 5 15:32 secure
-rw------- 1 root root 6500 Oct 30 13:39 secure.1.gz
-rw------- 1 root root 126332 Aug 31 15:49 secure.2
-rw------- 1 root root 2526 Oct 22 15:28 secure.2.gz
-rw------- 1 root root 22017 Aug 6 09:52 secure.3
-rw------- 1 root root 12092 Oct 18 11:48 secure.3.gz
-rw------- 1 root root 58731 Jul 31 16:27 secure.4
-rw------- 1 root root 0 Oct 30 13:39 spooler
-rw------- 1 root root 20 Oct 30 13:39 spooler.1.gz
-rw------- 1 root root 0 Aug 6 10:17 spooler.2
-rw------- 1 root root 20 Oct 22 15:28 spooler.2.gz
-rw------- 1 root root 0 Jul 31 16:32 spooler.3
-rw------- 1 root root 20 Oct 18 11:48 spooler.3.gz
-rw------- 1 root root 0 Jul 11 13:50 spooler.4
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 358 Nov 1 21:39 up2date
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 473 Oct 30 13:39 up2date.1.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6052 Aug 31 14:20 up2date.2
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 435 Oct 22 15:28 up2date.2.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 306118 Aug 2 18:36 up2date.3
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 648 Oct 18 11:48 up2date.3.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 62332 Jul 31 15:22 up2date.4
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Oct 5 2004 vbox
-rw-rw-r-- 1 root utmp 68352 Nov 5 15:32 wtmp
-rw-rw-r-- 1 root utmp 49435 Nov 1 18:31 wtmp.1.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 107219 Nov 2 09:52 Xorg.0.log
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 53217 Oct 30 12:30 Xorg.0.log.old

and their is /etc/logrotate.conf ...........................
# see "man logrotate" for details
# rotate log files weekly
weekly

# keep 4 weeks worth of backlogs
rotate 4

# create new (empty) log files after rotating old ones
create

# uncomment this if you want your log files compressed
compress

# RPM packages drop log rotation information into this directory
include /etc/logrotate.d

# no packages own wtmp -- we'll rotate them here
/var/log/wtmp {
monthly
create 0664 root utmp
rotate 1
}

please help me
i am not understanding, what i do to stop to create these files
and please tell me why they created ?
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Old 11-22-2007, 09:40 AM
"Marcos Aurelio Rodrigues"
 
Default problem in log files

Sorry,

But i am not sure if i understood your problem...

Do you like to stop the log's rotate?

Because the logrotate is your friend, if you stop the logrotate your
log files will be bigger and bigger...

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========================================
Marcos Aurelio Rodrigues (DE!Gr4t!4-33)
<deigratia33@gmail.com>
CCNA
Mirabilia laudo semprer, Dei
========================================


On Nov 22, 2007 3:38 AM, Vivek Mangal <vivek.mangal9685@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello All,
> I have a great problem in my log files,
> here is files of my /var/log directory,
> in which some files are created automatically and they have different dates
> please help me, to stop these files parmanently.
>
> # ll /var/log
> total 87236
> -rw-r----- 1 root root 3567 Nov 1 17:25 acpid
> -rw------- 1 root root 14748 May 31 12:47 anaconda.log
> -rw------- 1 root root 20805 May 31 12:47 anaconda.syslog
> -rw------- 1 root root 55662 May 31 12:47 anaconda.xlog
> drwxr-x--- 2 root root 4096 Mar 6 2007 audit
> -rw------- 1 root root 6865 Nov 1 17:44 boot.log
> -rw------- 1 root root 3564 Oct 30 13:39 boot.log.1.gz
> -rw------- 1 root root 19426 Aug 31 15:30 boot.log.2
> -rw------- 1 root root 1378 Oct 22 15:28 boot.log.2.gz
> -rw------- 1 root root 18376 Aug 6 09:11 boot.log.3
> -rw------- 1 root root 2823 Oct 18 11:48 boot.log.3.gz
> -rw------- 1 root root 54531 Jul 31 15:38 boot.log.4
> drwxr-xr-x 2 clamav clamav 4096 Oct 30 13:39 clamav
> -rw------- 1 root root 902 Nov 1 18:32 cron
> -rw------- 1 root root 329 Oct 30 13:39 cron.1.gz
> -rw------- 1 root root 1060 Aug 31 15:54 cron.2
> -rw------- 1 root root 284 Oct 22 15:28 cron.2.gz
> -rw------- 1 root root 1280 Aug 6 10:17 cron.3
> -rw------- 1 root root 397 Oct 18 11:48 cron.3.gz
> -rw------- 1 root root 2490 Jul 31 16:32 cron.4
> drwxr-xr-x 2 lp sys 4096 Jul 18 16:32 cups
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 16310 Nov 1 17:25 dmesg
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 Nov 5 15:34 emt
> drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Nov 1 17:25 gdm
> drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Nov 5 15:23 httpd
> -r-------- 1 root root 230680 Nov 5 15:32 lastlog
> drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Oct 26 12:18 mail
> -rw------- 1 root root 19512000 Nov 5 15:34 maillog
> -rw------- 1 root root 2436733 Oct 30 13:39 maillog.1.gz
> -rw------- 1 root root 36652724 Aug 31 15:55 maillog.2
> -rw------- 1 root root 953172 Oct 22 15:28 maillog.2.gz
> -rw------- 1 root root 5409192 Aug 6 10:16 maillog.3
> -rw------- 1 root root 7998411 Oct 18 11:48 maillog.3.gz
> -rw------- 1 root root 10998119 Jul 31 16:32 maillog.4
> -rw------- 1 root root 200692 Nov 5 15:32 messages
> -rw------- 1 root root 90905 Oct 30 13:39 messages.1.gz
> -rw------- 1 root root 1579936 Aug 31 15:55 messages.2
> -rw------- 1 root root 25950 Oct 22 15:28 messages.2.gz
> -rw------- 1 root root 246969 Aug 6 10:16 messages.3
> -rw------- 1 root root 103682 Oct 18 11:48 messages.3.gz
> -rw------- 1 root root 878330 Jul 31 16:32 messages.4
> drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Nov 2 2004 ppp
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 51744 Nov 1 18:32 prelink.log
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 25508 Nov 1 18:32 rpmpkgs
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6970 Oct 30 13:39 rpmpkgs.1.gz
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 25166 Aug 6 10:17 rpmpkgs.2
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6963 Oct 22 15:28 rpmpkgs.2.gz
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 25166 Aug 2 14:12 rpmpkgs.3
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6965 Oct 18 11:48 rpmpkgs.3.gz
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 24030 Jul 14 13:17 rpmpkgs.4
> drwx------ 2 root root 4096 May 11 22:52 samba
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 124995 Aug 1 04:56 scrollkeeper.log
> -rw------- 1 root root 25926 Nov 5 15:32 secure
> -rw------- 1 root root 6500 Oct 30 13:39 secure.1.gz
> -rw------- 1 root root 126332 Aug 31 15:49 secure.2
> -rw------- 1 root root 2526 Oct 22 15:28 secure.2.gz
> -rw------- 1 root root 22017 Aug 6 09:52 secure.3
> -rw------- 1 root root 12092 Oct 18 11:48 secure.3.gz
> -rw------- 1 root root 58731 Jul 31 16:27 secure.4
> -rw------- 1 root root 0 Oct 30 13:39 spooler
> -rw------- 1 root root 20 Oct 30 13:39 spooler.1.gz
> -rw------- 1 root root 0 Aug 6 10:17 spooler.2
> -rw------- 1 root root 20 Oct 22 15:28 spooler.2.gz
> -rw------- 1 root root 0 Jul 31 16:32 spooler.3
> -rw------- 1 root root 20 Oct 18 11:48 spooler.3.gz
> -rw------- 1 root root 0 Jul 11 13:50 spooler.4
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 358 Nov 1 21:39 up2date
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 473 Oct 30 13:39 up2date.1.gz
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6052 Aug 31 14:20 up2date.2
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 435 Oct 22 15:28 up2date.2.gz
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 306118 Aug 2 18:36 up2date.3
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 648 Oct 18 11:48 up2date.3.gz
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 62332 Jul 31 15:22 up2date.4
> drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Oct 5 2004 vbox
> -rw-rw-r-- 1 root utmp 68352 Nov 5 15:32 wtmp
> -rw-rw-r-- 1 root utmp 49435 Nov 1 18:31 wtmp.1.gz
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 107219 Nov 2 09:52 Xorg.0.log
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 53217 Oct 30 12:30 Xorg.0.log.old
>
> and their is /etc/logrotate.conf ...........................
> # see "man logrotate" for details
> # rotate log files weekly
> weekly
>
> # keep 4 weeks worth of backlogs
> rotate 4
>
> # create new (empty) log files after rotating old ones
> create
>
> # uncomment this if you want your log files compressed
> compress
>
> # RPM packages drop log rotation information into this directory
> include /etc/logrotate.d
>
> # no packages own wtmp -- we'll rotate them here
> /var/log/wtmp {
> monthly
> create 0664 root utmp
> rotate 1
> }
>
> please help me
> i am not understanding, what i do to stop to create these files
> and please tell me why they created ?
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Old 11-22-2007, 04:07 PM
Dr Alan J Bartlett
 
Default problem in log files

Marcos,

I'm not sure if I understand exactly what it is you want to do. However I can tell you that the ".gz" files are being created because a line in /etc/logrotate.conf has been un-commented.

Change the line "compress" to "#compress".

If you want to reduce the number of weeks of back-logs you keep from four to - let's say - two, change the line in logrotate.conf "rotate 4" to "rotate 2". Now just remove the old back-logs:

rm *.[1-4] *.gz

>From now on, for a logfile named, say "boot.log", you will just see the current logfile, "boot.log" and the previous two weeks back-logs, "boot.log.1" and "boot.log.2".

Hope this helps.
Alan.

----------------------------------------
> Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 08:40:01 -0200
> From: deigratia33@gmail.com
> To: redhat-list@redhat.com
> Subject: Re: problem in log files
>
> Sorry,
>
> But i am not sure if i understood your problem...
>
> Do you like to stop the log's rotate?
>
> Because the logrotate is your friend, if you stop the logrotate your
> log files will be bigger and bigger...
>
> --
> ========================================
> Marcos Aurelio Rodrigues (DE!Gr4t!4-33)
>
> CCNA
> Mirabilia laudo semprer, Dei
> ========================================
>
>
> On Nov 22, 2007 3:38 AM, Vivek Mangal wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> I have a great problem in my log files,
>> here is files of my /var/log directory,
>> in which some files are created automatically and they have different dates
>> please help me, to stop these files parmanently.
>>
>> # ll /var/log
>> total 87236
>> -rw-r----- 1 root root 3567 Nov 1 17:25 acpid
>> -rw------- 1 root root 14748 May 31 12:47 anaconda.log
>> -rw------- 1 root root 20805 May 31 12:47 anaconda.syslog
>> -rw------- 1 root root 55662 May 31 12:47 anaconda.xlog
>> drwxr-x--- 2 root root 4096 Mar 6 2007 audit
>> -rw------- 1 root root 6865 Nov 1 17:44 boot.log
>> -rw------- 1 root root 3564 Oct 30 13:39 boot.log.1.gz
>> -rw------- 1 root root 19426 Aug 31 15:30 boot.log.2
>> -rw------- 1 root root 1378 Oct 22 15:28 boot.log.2.gz
>> -rw------- 1 root root 18376 Aug 6 09:11 boot.log.3
>> -rw------- 1 root root 2823 Oct 18 11:48 boot.log.3.gz
>> -rw------- 1 root root 54531 Jul 31 15:38 boot.log.4
>> drwxr-xr-x 2 clamav clamav 4096 Oct 30 13:39 clamav
>> -rw------- 1 root root 902 Nov 1 18:32 cron
>> -rw------- 1 root root 329 Oct 30 13:39 cron.1.gz
>> -rw------- 1 root root 1060 Aug 31 15:54 cron.2
>> -rw------- 1 root root 284 Oct 22 15:28 cron.2.gz
>> -rw------- 1 root root 1280 Aug 6 10:17 cron.3
>> -rw------- 1 root root 397 Oct 18 11:48 cron.3.gz
>> -rw------- 1 root root 2490 Jul 31 16:32 cron.4
>> drwxr-xr-x 2 lp sys 4096 Jul 18 16:32 cups
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 16310 Nov 1 17:25 dmesg
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 Nov 5 15:34 emt
>> drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Nov 1 17:25 gdm
>> drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Nov 5 15:23 httpd
>> -r-------- 1 root root 230680 Nov 5 15:32 lastlog
>> drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Oct 26 12:18 mail
>> -rw------- 1 root root 19512000 Nov 5 15:34 maillog
>> -rw------- 1 root root 2436733 Oct 30 13:39 maillog.1.gz
>> -rw------- 1 root root 36652724 Aug 31 15:55 maillog.2
>> -rw------- 1 root root 953172 Oct 22 15:28 maillog.2.gz
>> -rw------- 1 root root 5409192 Aug 6 10:16 maillog.3
>> -rw------- 1 root root 7998411 Oct 18 11:48 maillog.3.gz
>> -rw------- 1 root root 10998119 Jul 31 16:32 maillog.4
>> -rw------- 1 root root 200692 Nov 5 15:32 messages
>> -rw------- 1 root root 90905 Oct 30 13:39 messages.1.gz
>> -rw------- 1 root root 1579936 Aug 31 15:55 messages.2
>> -rw------- 1 root root 25950 Oct 22 15:28 messages.2.gz
>> -rw------- 1 root root 246969 Aug 6 10:16 messages.3
>> -rw------- 1 root root 103682 Oct 18 11:48 messages.3.gz
>> -rw------- 1 root root 878330 Jul 31 16:32 messages.4
>> drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Nov 2 2004 ppp
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 51744 Nov 1 18:32 prelink.log
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 25508 Nov 1 18:32 rpmpkgs
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6970 Oct 30 13:39 rpmpkgs.1.gz
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 25166 Aug 6 10:17 rpmpkgs.2
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6963 Oct 22 15:28 rpmpkgs.2.gz
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 25166 Aug 2 14:12 rpmpkgs.3
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6965 Oct 18 11:48 rpmpkgs.3.gz
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 24030 Jul 14 13:17 rpmpkgs.4
>> drwx------ 2 root root 4096 May 11 22:52 samba
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 124995 Aug 1 04:56 scrollkeeper.log
>> -rw------- 1 root root 25926 Nov 5 15:32 secure
>> -rw------- 1 root root 6500 Oct 30 13:39 secure.1.gz
>> -rw------- 1 root root 126332 Aug 31 15:49 secure.2
>> -rw------- 1 root root 2526 Oct 22 15:28 secure.2.gz
>> -rw------- 1 root root 22017 Aug 6 09:52 secure.3
>> -rw------- 1 root root 12092 Oct 18 11:48 secure.3.gz
>> -rw------- 1 root root 58731 Jul 31 16:27 secure.4
>> -rw------- 1 root root 0 Oct 30 13:39 spooler
>> -rw------- 1 root root 20 Oct 30 13:39 spooler.1.gz
>> -rw------- 1 root root 0 Aug 6 10:17 spooler.2
>> -rw------- 1 root root 20 Oct 22 15:28 spooler.2.gz
>> -rw------- 1 root root 0 Jul 31 16:32 spooler.3
>> -rw------- 1 root root 20 Oct 18 11:48 spooler.3.gz
>> -rw------- 1 root root 0 Jul 11 13:50 spooler.4
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 358 Nov 1 21:39 up2date
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 473 Oct 30 13:39 up2date.1.gz
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6052 Aug 31 14:20 up2date.2
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 435 Oct 22 15:28 up2date.2.gz
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 306118 Aug 2 18:36 up2date.3
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 648 Oct 18 11:48 up2date.3.gz
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 62332 Jul 31 15:22 up2date.4
>> drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Oct 5 2004 vbox
>> -rw-rw-r-- 1 root utmp 68352 Nov 5 15:32 wtmp
>> -rw-rw-r-- 1 root utmp 49435 Nov 1 18:31 wtmp.1.gz
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 107219 Nov 2 09:52 Xorg.0.log
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 53217 Oct 30 12:30 Xorg.0.log.old
>>
>> and their is /etc/logrotate.conf ...........................
>> # see "man logrotate" for details
>> # rotate log files weekly
>> weekly
>>
>> # keep 4 weeks worth of backlogs
>> rotate 4
>>
>> # create new (empty) log files after rotating old ones
>> create
>>
>> # uncomment this if you want your log files compressed
>> compress
>>
>> # RPM packages drop log rotation information into this directory
>> include /etc/logrotate.d
>>
>> # no packages own wtmp -- we'll rotate them here
>> /var/log/wtmp {
>> monthly
>> create 0664 root utmp
>> rotate 1
>> }
>>
>> please help me
>> i am not understanding, what i do to stop to create these files
>> and please tell me why they created ?
>> --
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Old 11-22-2007, 04:10 PM
Dr Alan J Bartlett
 
Default problem in log files

Marcos & Vivek,

Sorry - I addressed my reply to the wrong person! Perhaps I should wear my glasses . . .

Alan.

----------------------------------------
> From: stxsl_ajb@hotmail.com
> To: redhat-list@redhat.com
> Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 17:07:10 +0000
> Subject: RE: problem in log files
>
>
> Marcos,
>
> I'm not sure if I understand exactly what it is you want to do. However I can tell you that the ".gz" files are being created because a line in /etc/logrotate.conf has been un-commented.
>
> Change the line "compress" to "#compress".
>
> If you want to reduce the number of weeks of back-logs you keep from four to - let's say - two, change the line in logrotate.conf "rotate 4" to "rotate 2". Now just remove the old back-logs:
>
> rm *.[1-4] *.gz
>
>>From now on, for a logfile named, say "boot.log", you will just see the current logfile, "boot.log" and the previous two weeks back-logs, "boot.log.1" and "boot.log.2".
>
> Hope this helps.
> Alan.
>
> ----------------------------------------
>> Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 08:40:01 -0200
>> From: deigratia33@gmail.com
>> To: redhat-list@redhat.com
>> Subject: Re: problem in log files
>>
>> Sorry,
>>
>> But i am not sure if i understood your problem...
>>
>> Do you like to stop the log's rotate?
>>
>> Because the logrotate is your friend, if you stop the logrotate your
>> log files will be bigger and bigger...
>>
>> --
>> ========================================
>> Marcos Aurelio Rodrigues (DE!Gr4t!4-33)
>>
>> CCNA
>> Mirabilia laudo semprer, Dei
>> ========================================
>>
>>
>> On Nov 22, 2007 3:38 AM, Vivek Mangal wrote:
>>> Hello All,
>>> I have a great problem in my log files,
>>> here is files of my /var/log directory,
>>> in which some files are created automatically and they have different dates
>>> please help me, to stop these files parmanently.
>>>
>>> # ll /var/log
>>> total 87236
>>> -rw-r----- 1 root root 3567 Nov 1 17:25 acpid
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 14748 May 31 12:47 anaconda.log
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 20805 May 31 12:47 anaconda.syslog
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 55662 May 31 12:47 anaconda.xlog
>>> drwxr-x--- 2 root root 4096 Mar 6 2007 audit
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 6865 Nov 1 17:44 boot.log
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 3564 Oct 30 13:39 boot.log.1.gz
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 19426 Aug 31 15:30 boot.log.2
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 1378 Oct 22 15:28 boot.log.2.gz
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 18376 Aug 6 09:11 boot.log.3
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 2823 Oct 18 11:48 boot.log.3.gz
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 54531 Jul 31 15:38 boot.log.4
>>> drwxr-xr-x 2 clamav clamav 4096 Oct 30 13:39 clamav
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 902 Nov 1 18:32 cron
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 329 Oct 30 13:39 cron.1.gz
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 1060 Aug 31 15:54 cron.2
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 284 Oct 22 15:28 cron.2.gz
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 1280 Aug 6 10:17 cron.3
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 397 Oct 18 11:48 cron.3.gz
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 2490 Jul 31 16:32 cron.4
>>> drwxr-xr-x 2 lp sys 4096 Jul 18 16:32 cups
>>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 16310 Nov 1 17:25 dmesg
>>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 Nov 5 15:34 emt
>>> drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Nov 1 17:25 gdm
>>> drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Nov 5 15:23 httpd
>>> -r-------- 1 root root 230680 Nov 5 15:32 lastlog
>>> drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Oct 26 12:18 mail
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 19512000 Nov 5 15:34 maillog
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 2436733 Oct 30 13:39 maillog.1.gz
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 36652724 Aug 31 15:55 maillog.2
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 953172 Oct 22 15:28 maillog.2.gz
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 5409192 Aug 6 10:16 maillog.3
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 7998411 Oct 18 11:48 maillog.3.gz
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 10998119 Jul 31 16:32 maillog.4
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 200692 Nov 5 15:32 messages
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 90905 Oct 30 13:39 messages.1.gz
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 1579936 Aug 31 15:55 messages.2
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 25950 Oct 22 15:28 messages.2.gz
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 246969 Aug 6 10:16 messages.3
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 103682 Oct 18 11:48 messages.3.gz
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 878330 Jul 31 16:32 messages.4
>>> drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Nov 2 2004 ppp
>>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 51744 Nov 1 18:32 prelink.log
>>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 25508 Nov 1 18:32 rpmpkgs
>>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6970 Oct 30 13:39 rpmpkgs.1.gz
>>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 25166 Aug 6 10:17 rpmpkgs.2
>>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6963 Oct 22 15:28 rpmpkgs.2.gz
>>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 25166 Aug 2 14:12 rpmpkgs.3
>>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6965 Oct 18 11:48 rpmpkgs.3.gz
>>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 24030 Jul 14 13:17 rpmpkgs.4
>>> drwx------ 2 root root 4096 May 11 22:52 samba
>>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 124995 Aug 1 04:56 scrollkeeper.log
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 25926 Nov 5 15:32 secure
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 6500 Oct 30 13:39 secure.1.gz
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 126332 Aug 31 15:49 secure.2
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 2526 Oct 22 15:28 secure.2.gz
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 22017 Aug 6 09:52 secure.3
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 12092 Oct 18 11:48 secure.3.gz
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 58731 Jul 31 16:27 secure.4
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 0 Oct 30 13:39 spooler
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 20 Oct 30 13:39 spooler.1.gz
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 0 Aug 6 10:17 spooler.2
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 20 Oct 22 15:28 spooler.2.gz
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 0 Jul 31 16:32 spooler.3
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 20 Oct 18 11:48 spooler.3.gz
>>> -rw------- 1 root root 0 Jul 11 13:50 spooler.4
>>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 358 Nov 1 21:39 up2date
>>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 473 Oct 30 13:39 up2date.1.gz
>>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6052 Aug 31 14:20 up2date.2
>>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 435 Oct 22 15:28 up2date.2.gz
>>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 306118 Aug 2 18:36 up2date.3
>>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 648 Oct 18 11:48 up2date.3.gz
>>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 62332 Jul 31 15:22 up2date.4
>>> drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Oct 5 2004 vbox
>>> -rw-rw-r-- 1 root utmp 68352 Nov 5 15:32 wtmp
>>> -rw-rw-r-- 1 root utmp 49435 Nov 1 18:31 wtmp.1.gz
>>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 107219 Nov 2 09:52 Xorg.0.log
>>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 53217 Oct 30 12:30 Xorg.0.log.old
>>>
>>> and their is /etc/logrotate.conf ...........................
>>> # see "man logrotate" for details
>>> # rotate log files weekly
>>> weekly
>>>
>>> # keep 4 weeks worth of backlogs
>>> rotate 4
>>>
>>> # create new (empty) log files after rotating old ones
>>> create
>>>
>>> # uncomment this if you want your log files compressed
>>> compress
>>>
>>> # RPM packages drop log rotation information into this directory
>>> include /etc/logrotate.d
>>>
>>> # no packages own wtmp -- we'll rotate them here
>>> /var/log/wtmp {
>>> monthly
>>> create 0664 root utmp
>>> rotate 1
>>> }
>>>
>>> please help me
>>> i am not understanding, what i do to stop to create these files
>>> and please tell me why they created ?
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